Why Is Geography Important for Kids?
Why Do Kids Need Geography?
Do kids really need to learn geography in schools or homeschools? After all, there’s so many other things that fill up a school day. It can be hard to get everything done every week, so what is really important? And what is not?
Unfortunately, some do neglect geography. And it seems that Americans are often more guilty than others.
As a result, many American kids are geographically illiterate.
As an American, I wonder if it’s because the US is so big, we tend to just focus on ourselves?
I’m not really sure. What I do know is that in a National Geographic poll of American teens…
• 1/2 couldn’t find New York on a map of the U.S.
• 1/3 couldn’t identify the continent of the Amazon rain forest
• 75% couldn’t find Israel on a map of the Middle East
• 7 in 10 couldn’t find North Korea on a map of Asia
It’s so bad, Jay Leno once did a comedy piece, asking teens on the street questions about geography. It was funny, but sad. These kids had no clue.
And that needs to improve.
Geography in Today’s World
Because whether you live in America or not, our world is becoming more & more global every day. The internet has connected all of us in a way previous generations never thought possible.
Let’s Go Geography give your K-5th grader a head start on being geographically literate. On having the foundational tools to function well in a global world.
Do you assume your child is learning geography in their history curriculum? That’s great, and there’s a place for that. But it’s still not TODAY’s geography.
Get Started with Let’s Go Geography for Kids
Bottom Line: Be sure to make room for current geography in your homeschool! Give your kids the tools to relate to the world they live in.You can start in elementary grades with 1 curriculum for all your kids in grades K-5.
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